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Standing Committee on Pro Bono

Standing Committee on Pro Bono


Mission and Goals

The Pro Bono committee works to persuade mediators, arbitrators and others to do pro bono dispute resolution work and to work with legal services and state bar and national pro bono offices to set up such programs and policies.

Resources

  • In February 2003 the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution adopted the following resolution:

    The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution urges each mediator, arbitrator or other neutral to devote at least 50 hours annually to providing pro bono ADR services; attorneys who are not neutrals to devote a portion of their pro bono services to assisting needy litigants involved in ADR proceedings; and bar associations to credit such pro bono activities toward an attorney's mandatory or aspirational pro bono requirements.
  • Goals

    The goals for the pro bono committee are (1) to implement and follow-thru with the mini-grants that were awarded in May and (2) to assist with the expansion and improvement of pro bono ADR programs through outreach and educational programs.



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      Programs, Meetings and Events

      Section Events

        The All-Important Preliminary Hearing Essentials—For Both Advocates and Neutrals

        12/13/2016-12/13/2016

        Program Description : Skillful handling of the preliminary hearing in arbitration can have a major impact on the rest of the process. In this CLE webinar, the experienced faculty will explore the reasons why and provide insight on how to run or participate in such a hearing successfully. ...

        Managing the Arbitration Hearing and Evidence

        01/10/2017-01/10/2017

        Program Description : Based on the premise that advocates and clients chose arbitration to obtain a fair, expeditious and efficient process to resolve the dispute, we will explore the flexibility that sometimes goes unused by arbitrators and advocates in the process. We will discuss the key ...

        Corporate Criminal Liability: What Happens When a Company is Charged with a Crime?

        01/11/2017-01/11/2017

        The event will be held on 01/11/2017. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Business Law Section,Criminal Justice Section,Section of Dispute Resolution,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .


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      Modified by Gina Viola Brown on February 11, 2014

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